Advanced Construction Accelerator Demo Day

Meet the SMEs involved in a new programme, testing disruptive innovations in construction. From net-zero concrete to a wall climbing robot, the future of construction is here.
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Event finished: 14th July 2022

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The Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
14th July 2022
5:30pm - 8:30pm

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Interested in rubbing shoulders with innovators in the construction industry?

Meet the SMEs involved in a new programme, testing disruptive innovations in construction. From net-zero concrete to a wall climbing robot, the future of construction is here.

Connected Places Catapult delivered the programme in partnership with Start-up Discovery School. Key industry partners include Ferrovial, Ibstock and Arup.

The Demo Day will showcase innovative technologies, SME achievements and their roadmaps.

If you’re an investor or industry player, join us to:

• Meet the entrepreneurs and industry partners that took part
• Get to know the latest trends in the construction industry
• Create valuable connections with other players in the construction industry
• Discover innovative solutions that can help deliver more resilient and greener projects

Register today to celebrate the end of our first Advanced Construction Accelerator programme!

Speakers

Jeremie Rombaut
Managing Director
Ibstock
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Jeremie has a rich background in multicultural business, from mature to emerging industries, and managing a non-profit hospital in Rishikesh India and a school in New Delhi. His experience in the construction is extensive, coming from Lafarge where he held roles as the Head of Growth and Innovation and as a Managing Director. Jeremie Joins Ibstock from his previous position as founder and CEO of Cultiv8 Ventures. 
Charlotte Thompson
Innovation Partnership Manager
Arup
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Charlotte Thompson is part of Arup’s Digital hub, developing partnerships with innovation leaders to solve sustainability challenges in the built environment. Prior to this, she was part of the investment and business development team at Innovate UK KTN, enabling ideas to be commercialised through accessing public and private finance. Charlotte also worked in a start-up, commercialising a water and nuclear treatment technology for removing waste organic materials, and managed the Science and Technology Facilities Council CERN Business Incubation Centre at Sci-Tech Daresbury. Charlotte has a BSc in Economics and Masters in Enterprise from the University of Manchester. 
Effrosyni Tzoura
Innovation Manager
Ferrovial
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Efi Tzoura is the Innovation manager of Ferrovial Construction in the UK and Ireland. Efi is managing the innovation initiatives fostering the innovation culture, sharing knowledge across projects and coordinating trials of innovative products and services, putting innovation into practice. Efi is a Chartered Civil Engineer (CEng MICE) with a rich background in Civil Engineering projects and academic experience on smart infrastructure and sustainable materials in construction. Efi has previously worked for National Highways, where she has established and led the Strategic Partnership and the Academic Partnerships Programmes at the Innovation and Continuous Improvement Division. She has also led challenging projects across Major Projects with the aim of embedding innovative ways of working, employing lean and change management approaches. Efi holds a PhD with focus on the composite materials in construction in combination with integrity monitoring with smart sensors and systems. Efi is an ICE mentor and a STEM ambassador and is keen to support young engineers to achieve the Chartered Engineer status.
Louisa Dickins
Co-Founder
LMRE
Louisa is the co-founder of LMRE, which has rapidly become the market leading global PropTech recruitment platform and search ...
Louisa is the co-founder of LMRE, which has rapidly become the market leading global PropTech recruitment platform and search consultancy with operations across North America, United Kingdom, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Louisa mentors for REACH, which is a global scale up program created by Second Century Ventures, an early stage technology fund. She also mentors for BRICKS Innovation, the leading Israeli innovation hub focused on Real Estate technologies.

Louisa is an ecosystem connector for various accelerators like Start-up Discovery School: Advanced Construction Programme.

To promote the industry she is so passionate about, Louisa set up the Global podcast ‘The Propcast’ where she hosts and invites guests from the built environment space to join her in conversation about innovation.

Erin Walsh
Built Environment Director
Connected Places Catapult
Erin leads the Built Environment Directorate at Connected Places Catapult focusing
on housing, place, construction and standards innovation. She ...
Erin leads the Built Environment Directorate at Connected Places Catapult focusing
on housing, place, construction and standards innovation. She has over 17 years’ experience and expertise in planning, housing, urban regeneration, masterplanning and
construction in the UK, India, Ireland and Jamaica. She has led on strategic projects like
the Innovation and Digitisation Strategy for the Belfast Region City Deal; and the Homes
for Healthy Ageing Living Lab Programme. She is an Advisory Board Member of Public
Practice, and has an MA in Urban and Regional Planning, University College Dublin; and
an EMBA from Bayes Business School, London.
Alex Weedon
Executive Director, SME Development & Academic Engagement
Connected Places Catapult
Agathe Parois
Accelerator Programme Manager
Connected Places Catapult
Agenda

What's on and when

Day 1
14th July
17:30
Registration & Networking (via 4th floor)
18:00
Welcome
18:10
Keynote: Innovation for a Better Built Environment
18:25
Panel discussion: Innovating in Construction – An Industry Perspective
18:40
Closing remarks
18:45
Meet the SME’s – Exhibition on level 4
22:00
Event close